EHL - North Rookie of the Year (1969) Lester Patrick Trophy (2002)
Selected by New England (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. Claimed by Toronto from Montreal in Intra-League Draft, June 5, 1972.
Life's about opportunity and how you respond to that opportunity, and obviously he must have some swagger about him, some confidence about him, because he was solid. He made some good saves. He was 6-foot-3 on every shot, which is a good thing for a goalie. He played well. We got a win.
— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock on rookie goaltender Garret Sparks, who made 24 saves in his first NHL start, a 3-0 win vs. Oilers
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